Daily Menu

Daily Menu, January 11, 2008

Sorry I missed posting a day. I'm getting down to the wire on this book, and I'm seriously pressed for time. But here's yesterday's menu:

Breakfast:
Pan-grilled pork steak with Creole seasoning

Lunch:
Chicken and Smoked Gouda Salad. This was HUGE -- enough for two people, really. It contained:
4 cups romaine
4 cups red leaf lettuce
about 1/4 cup thin-sliced red onion
1/4 cup shredded smoked gouda
a couple of strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
A good 6-7 ounces of grilled chicken breast
Apricot-Mustard Dressing

Apricot-Mustard Dressing

1 tablespoon low sugar apricot preserves (I use Smucker's)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon brown mustard -- or dijon
1 teaspoon splenda
1/8 teaspoon pepper -- scant
1 pinch salt or Vege-Sal

Just mix everything together. That's it! Good as a dipping sauce, too.

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The whole batch has: 185 Calories; 17g Fat; trace Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber

Plus I ate an extra slice of bacon that I cooked while making the salad.

Snacks:
A handful of almonds
Sugar-free dark chocolate
Sugar-free peanut butter cup

Dinner:
We didn't have a regular dinner. I was trying out a baked brie-and-romano dip recipe, so we had that on Fiber Rich crackers, while watching a cheesy old horror movie on DVD. The dip wasn't as good as I'd hoped, so I need to rework the recipe.

Beverages:
Tea
Sparkling Water
Cider-Ade
Dry Red Wine

Daily totals: 1538 Calories; 77g Fat ; 88g Protein; 65g Carbohydrate; 25g Dietary Fiber

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Cider-Ade

Ok gang, I'm a newbie here, and when I click on the recipies link it doesn't come up (probably an issue with my being on a Mac and not a pc, happens sometimes) so how does one go about making cider-ade?
Think I'll go have a glass of dry red wine instead.
Thanks,
Gracie

Life is NOT a dress rehearsal, enjoy it!

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Gracie,

Hardly a problem with your Mac. I managed to goof up the links in the menus. Should be better now. You might need to reload the page, but from there all should be good.

-Eric

Cider-ade is simply

Cider-ade is simply sweetened apple cider vinegar in ice water. I make mine with vinegar I've poured into a shaker jar of hopelessly caked stevia/FOS blend -- a natural low carb sweetener. But you could use Splenda, saccharine, whatever sweetener you prefer.

It's like making lemonade, only with apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice.

Cider-ade

Thanks,
I must say it doesn't sound so great, but then I've read loads of things about vinegar being good for you so I'm going to give it a try. you've not steered me wrong yet!
Hugs,
Gracie
Life is NOT a dress rehearsal, enjoy it!

Missed you.

I'm more of a reader than a writer. I have bought three copies of your first book and given away two. I found your site after things got busy for you and was worried about you. I have a VERY easy recipe for egg rolls if you want it. 3 ingredients plus low carb tortillas. You are one of my heros! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Eggrolls

*IF* I want it? Of COURSE I want it! Spill!

And thanks for your kind words. :-)

Looks Great!

I am going to get the needed items to make this tomorrow! You're right, it looks huge for one person, I am going to increase the chicken and split it, LOL.
I have missed you dearly, Dana, and am SO glad to see you active and posting again! :D I fell off the LC wagon a bit back (loooong story) and am trying to gird up for what I hope will be the *last* lifestyle change (not a diet, since you have to keep it up forever, right?). I followed you faithfully a few years ago and have ALL your cookbooks. I just made a list and need to get some staples again, the Vege-Sal, apple cider vinegar, molasses, and I just spotted the 5-spice powder in the previous blog item. That, too!
Suze